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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kathryn Laura Smith

Smith's research focused primarily on the neurologic manifestation of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1). Read More

UK Art Museum Features Animal Exhibit

Several of the pieces on display in the diverse collection include equines. Read More

Lawsonia Prevalence Patterns Investigated

Yearly variability in exposure to Lawsonia in young horses appears to be different than previously thought. Read More

Study Examines Off-The-Track Thoroughbred Adoption Issues

Researchers found that reasons for returning an adopted horse are highly variable and unpredictable. Read More

UK's Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Identifies Kentucky Pasture Trends

With almost 130 evaluations performed, the program has a large data set about Kentucky horse pastures. Read More

Central Kentucky County Agents Host Pastures Please! Workshop

This year's program will feature advice about minimizing the risk of laminitis in grazing horses and more. Read More

UK Seminar Series Sees Changes in 2013

Seminar topics for 2013 include placentitis, podiatry, cardiology, endoscopy, nutrition, and more. Read More

Dates Set for 2013 KENA Networking Meetings

KENA provides a venue for horse enthusiasts from all disciplines to share ideas and business strategies. Read More

David Switzer Inducted into UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Switzer is recognized for his knowledge, experience, and accomplishments relating to the breeding and racing. Read More

Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares. Read More

UKVDL Leptospirosis Update, January 2013

The UKVDL has confirmed 11 leptospirosis abortions so far in the 2012-2013 reproductive season. Read More

Kentucky Equine Survey Releases Initial Findings

This comprehensive survey of all breeds of horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules was the first since 1977. Read More

UK College of Agriculture Warns of Livestock Cold Stress

During extreme cold provide extra hay and ensure horses have shelter to get out of windy, damp weather. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Barry Meade

Meade compared EHV-1 outbreaks attributed to either a non-neuropathogenic or a neuropathogenic virus strain. Read More

UK Launches Thoroughbred Worker Health and Safety Study

The goal of the study is to make jobs safe for workers on Thoroughbred farms. Read More

Rider Safety Program Releases Booklet on Pasture Safety

Topics covered include herd behavior, bringing horses in and turning them out, and pasture maintenance. Read More

Saddle Up Safely Celebrates Three Years in Horse Riding Safety Partnership

Saddle Up Safely celebrated its third year with a day at the races and a fundraising silent auction. Read More

Lloyd's of London, UK Reach Partnership Landmark

The partnership reached a milestone when financial support from Lloyd's topped $1 million. Read More

International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases a Success

The five-day conference featured plenary sessions covering infectious and parasitic diseases. Read More

Weed of the Month: Common Milkweed

Common milkweed produces cardiac-glycosides that are toxic to horses and can cause death within 24 hours. Read More

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lingshuang Sun

Sun is evaluating the regulation of interferon gamma expression in foals and its role in R. equi resistance. Read More

UK Lecture Series Presents Olympian Reed Kessler

Kessler is the youngest U.S. Equestrian Team member in history to take part in the Olympic Games. Read More

Windrow Composting for Parasite Control and Waste Management

Windrow composting is effective and practical for parasite control and waste management on horse farms. Read More

Gluck Researcher Publishes Equine Parasite Control Handbook

The book translates scientific material into practical updated information about controlling equine parasites. Read More

Top Tips for Environmentally Friendly Muck Storage

Consider these tips to help you deal with your muck piles in an environmentally friendly and compliant way. Read More